Tools & Resources

Arts Alive! supports the Creative Economy in many ways. Take advantage of our tools, including grants research, local sector data. Or participate in our business support programs, including fiscal sponsorship, our regional marketing program, and more.

Grants Research

Arts Alive! keeps a list of grant programs that may be appropriate for arts or creative placemaking projects. If you would like to submit an opportunity please send it to us!

You can also take a look at the registered charitable funds in the State of New Hampshire.

Creative Economy Data

If you are looking to apply for a grant, or make the case for investment in the arts, take a look at these resources. Specifically tailored to New Hampshire and the Monadnock region, you’ll find data on the economic and social impact of the arts here.

Cultural Tourism

Arts Alive! is looking to build the market for arts & culture products that come out of the Monadnock region. Learn about how to promote your products, events and services through our cooperative marketing and Discover Monadnock platform.

Arts & Economic Prosperity Study

Arts are generating important revenue for local businesses and driving revenue for other businesses in the community. Participate in the survey to get your organization and audience counted!


Arts Incubation & Fiscal Sponsorship

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Arts Alive! provides fiscal sponsorship and mentoring to start-up nonprofit partners that meet certain qualifications under our guidelines. This "fiscal sponsorship" allows organizations that are making the journey towards nonprofit status to utilize our 501(c)3 status to raise tax deductible donations. In addition, Arts Alive! will manage that organization's bookkeeping and finances until the organization either has received its own nonprofit status or leaves the program. The fee for this service is 10% of income during the fiscal sponsorship agreement, or $250, whichever is higher. Contact us for information on our Fiscal Sponsorship Guidelines. Or learn more about Fiscal Sponsorship from the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.

Creativity Toolkit

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The Creativity Toolkit  helps artists understand how to teach businesses to engage employees in problem solving, team building, and innovation. The toolkit provides creative activities, and project templates. Activities are primarily used to get creative juices and open communication flowing at meetings, retreats, and trainings. Projects are intended for long-term implementation to build a creativity-boosting work environment - from enhancing the aesthetic of the workspace to building an employee community through shared cultural experiences. 

Arts & Culture Promotion

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Arts Alive! encourages artists, arts & culture organizations, and creative economy businesses to engage in regional marketing initiatives to build the regions identity as a cultural and creative destination and place to live. We have worked with the Monadnock Travel Council, local Chambers of Commerce, and downtown groups to develop our Discover Monadnock program, and work on a regional brand statement.

Arts Alive! also shares opportunities to promote your business through our Cultural Tourism mailing list.

Additional Resources

The greater Keene and Monadnock region supports small business, entrepreneurs and startups - including those based in the Creative Industries. If you are looking for support, advice, education, resources, or facilities, take a look at some of our partner organizations websites.